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  Ford Focus RS
2002 - 2003
Ford Focus RS
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Hothatch
Body 2 Door 5 Seat
Hatchback
Layout Front Engine
Front Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 4500 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
122 in3 
Max Power
212 bhp @5500rpm 
Max Torque
228 lb/ft @3500rpm 
Power to Weight
169 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
181 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 106 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.34 X 3.46 in 
Fuel Cons
28 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
144 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.4 sec 
0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec 
0 - 100 mph
15.5 sec 
0 - 124 mph
28.7 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
5.5 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.7sec @97mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
21.1 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
164.7 in 
Width
78.7 in 
Height
57.5 in 
Weight
2817 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
8 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18
225/40 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
12.1 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £9000 - £15000
 
Profile

Eagerly awaited for the last two years, the superb Focus RS doesn't disappoint. With a 0-100mph dash of just 15sec, the 212bhp RS is billed as the fastest accelerating production Ford ever - but that's just the beginning of the story.

Handling is superb with virtually zero body roll and tremendous lateral grip. However, opinion is split over whether the ride is just too hard for British roads. Either way, the RS looks purposeful in it's aggressive be-spoilered Mica Blue bodywork, with the colour coded leather, chrome and alcantara interior matching it well.

The RS is probably the best hot hatch available today, and when you consider it's expected price of under 20,000 and it's limited production run of just 4500 units, it becomes an almost irresistible performance bargain.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
71% 67% 22% 18
Ranks 306 of 771 Ranks 451 of 771 Ranks 38 of 771 Ranks 73 of 771

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